You’re longing for deeper and more authentic connections with other people, the earth, yourself, and the sacred.
You want to write, paint, dance, teach, create, and you’re full of ideas, but you doubt the value of what you have to offer.
You have gifts and wisdom to help in the transformation of the world, but you don’t know where to start.
I SEE YOU and I want to invite you to join me on a journey. A dozen years ago, I followed my wild heart out of a government job, into a non-profit job that took me around the world for the cause of social justice and storytelling, and finally into self-employment as a teacher, writer, coach, conversation host, edgewalker, wisdom-seeker, and story-catcher.
I see the way your heart wants to be free. I recognize your longing to do something bigger. I honour the struggle you’ve gone through to get where you are. I know the courage it takes to step out on the edge.
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU.
I am here to serve as your guide in the journey to YOUR WILD HEART.
Lead with your Wild Heart is an intensive personal leadership program for women. It’s about unleashing and equipping edgewalkers, artists, changemakers, lovers, visionaries, teachers, storytellers and imaginal cells – just the kind of women the world needs more of RIGHT NOW. It’s about living boldly, authentically, and passionately, from a place of feminine, holistic (mind, body, and soul) wisdom. It’s about honouring the “wild woman” that Clarissa Pinkola Estes talks about in Women Who Run With Wolves and letting her step out in full glory. It’s about giving voice to the “emotional creature” that Eve Ensler talks about. It’s about holding up half the sky and being dissident daughters. It’s about believing, as the Dalai Lama does, that the future depends on women.
The world needs more women willing to offer their wild hearts into the service of healing, art-making, and change-making. We need more women who understand that leadership is – at its simplest – a willingness to help, and that leaders can be hosts rather than heroes.
I invite you to ask yourself, “Can I be one of those women?”
Lead with your Wild Heart has three modules. In Module #1, you’ll Return to your Wild Heart. In Module #2, you’ll learn to Let your Wild Heart Lead You. In Module #3, you’ll learn to Lead with your Wild Heart.
Each module contains 6 lessons (sent to your inbox each week) and 3 group learning/story-sharing calls (every second week, for a total of nine) and will be 6 weeks long (for a total of 18 weeks). Lessons will include creative practices and journal prompts.
AND you’ll get to hear from the gifted people in the Wild Heart Wisdom Circle…
Along with each lesson, you will receive access to interviews with wise, wild-hearted women and men who have gained life experience and expertise in the themes of that lesson. I have invited the most incredible circle of people from around the world to share their wisdom with you and they have done so in a beautifully generous way. You’ll hear from people with expertise in music, activism, sacred art-making, dance, mud building, international development, public speaking, circle hosting, community building, writing, earth stewardship, leadership, storytelling, feminine wisdom, urban gardening, juggling, play therapy, spirituality, yoga, sexuality, social justice, coaching, intuitive painting, consulting, grief, meditation, sound therapy, entrepreneurship, courage, and so much more.
Interviewees include Christina Baldwin, Janell Kapoor, Marianne Knuth, Jodi Crane, Julie Daley, Michael Jones, Thomas Arthur, Christine Claire Reed, Filiz Telec, Ronna Detrick, Peter Block, Gail Larsen, Lianne Raymond, Michele Lisenbury Christensen, Connie Hozvicka, Deborah Frieze, Chris Zydel, Desiree Adaway, Hali Karla, Cath Duncan, Hiro Boga, Lisa Wilson, Jen Louden, Ann-Marie Boudreau, Kate Swoboda, Kathy Jourdain, and Rachelle Mee-Chapman.
Learn more about this amazing wisdom circle.
Here’s a sample of the juicy conversations you’ll get to listen in on
This program is rich with content, support and juicy conversations. You can choose to take it as a self study, or you can be part of a circle of other wild-hearted women who gather every second week for a conference call to share stories, ask questions, and go deeper into the learning journey. With the second option, you’ll also have access to a private Facebook group where you can get to know each other even better. If you want to go even deeper into your personal exploration, the option of one-on-one coaching is also available.
Here’s an outline of the topics we’ll cover:
This program is for women who are:
- longing to express themselves more fully and take more personal leadership in their lives
- emerging into visionaries, change-makers, and edge-walkers and just need a little more clarity and courage to step into their passion
- feeling a calling into something bigger and bolder but need some direction
- already in leadership but know that they want to do it in a more wholehearted way
- feeling lost and/or in transition, not sure what new thing wants to emerge
- weary of the models for leadership they’ve seen or been taught that are head-spaced and not heart-spaced; competitive and not collaborative
This program is NOT for you if you are:
- looking for ten easy steps to a successful life
- not willing to do some deep personal excavation to get a better understanding of your higher self
- looking for a program that will help you make money quickly and easily
- uncomfortable with conversations about spirituality and mystery
- focused solely on the destination rather than the journey
Your guide along the journey:
My name is Heather Plett and I am here to help women live and lead with more courage, resilience and authenticity. I think of myself as a sherpa who helps guide people and share the weight of their burdens as they make the meandering journey up the mountainside to the place where they feel their longings are calling them. Having been through a lot of transition, grief, and growth in my life has made my lungs strong for when the air gets thin and the people I guide need extra support. My wild heart took me away from a senior-level career in leadership in government and into one that engaged my passions for global justice, storytelling, and leadership in an international development non-profit. After a number of years (and a lot of learning) in that role, I left that to follow the call to serve as a life-journey sherpa through teaching, coaching, writing, and hosting conversations and retreats. I am a member of the international Art of Hosting community as well as the Gather the Women Global Matrix, and have spent three years at the Authentic Leadership in Action Summer Institute. I have been privileged to travel the world gathering stories of courageous women, like Elizabeth in Ethiopia, Fidelis in Kenya, and Kabita in India. Together with my husband, I am raising three courageous young women.
I help women live and lead with courage, resilience, and authenticity.
I created this program for the woman I was fifteen years ago. New to leadership and motherhood at the time, I took to both intuitively and wholeheartedly. Before long, though, I was told to keep my feelings out of leadership and to develop a thicker skin. Trying to fit in and be the kind of leader I learned about in all of the workshops I was attending at the time, I shut down my heart in favour of my head. I quit doing art and I ignored my longings and my spirituality. It took several years to recognize that the longing in my heart was pointing me back toward feminine wisdom and wholehearted leadership.
Upon completion of this program, you will:
- have a clearer understanding of the unique gifts you bring to the world
- be more confident about living wholeheartedly and with passion
- be more prepared to step into leadership, whether that means leading yourself in your own business or life calling, leading your family, leading community, leading a corporate team, or leading change
- be more adept at addressing fear and blockages that get in the way of your full potential
- be able to articulate more clearly what you need to feel supported in following your calling
- have a clearer understanding of the power of feminine wisdom and a better sense of balance of the feminine and masculine in the world and in yourself
- be ready to be a change-maker, edge-walker, visionary, artist, and/or storyteller
Want to sample the product before you decide to buy? Click on the image below to download the first lesson free, complete with an interview with the wild-hearted Chris Zydel.
The next session begins in September 2013. If you feel the nudging of your Wild Heart, I hope that you will join the journey.
I am deeply committed to this program, and I believe that you will get incredible value for your money, but if you are not satisfied by the third lesson, I will refund you for the full amount.
Note: Registration is currently closed. The next session will begin in September 2013.
Here are the three options for the program:
1. Solo Journey:
If you wish to take the learning journey alone, you will receive a lesson each week for 18 weeks. Each lesson includes an article, a creative process, journal prompts, lots of juicy quotes and poems, and one or two interviews with members of the wisdom circle.
COST $145 USD
2. Journey in Community:
With this option, you’ll get a lesson each week for 18 weeks, plus you’ll get access to a community conference call every second week (9 calls) in which we’ll take an even deeper dive into the learning. You will be changed by the experience of sharing stories with other people on this journey, I guarantee it. (All calls are recorded, in case you miss one.) In addition, you’ll get access to a private Facebook group where stories can be shared in between calls. Note: Calls will take place every second Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Central, from May 8 to August 28, 2013.
COST $345 USD
3. Journey in Community with a Guide
This option includes a lesson each week for 18 weeks, a conference call every second week (9 calls), the Facebook group, plus 4 one-on-one coaching calls that you can choose to take during the course or after it is complete. Note: Calls will take place every second Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Central, from May 8 to August 28, 2013.
COST: $645 USD
Note: I love to support emerging leaders doing transformative work who may have chosen to live at the edges of the financial economy, and so I am working to adopt the gift economy into what I do. If you are looking for this kind of training and you are committed to helping make the world a better place, but the financial commitment is difficult, please contact me and we will do our best to work something out.